By Christiana Paradis
The article “5 Reasons to Date a Girl with An Eating Disorder” was written to do nothing but hurt and insult. I was really hoping that perhaps it was written satirically; however, even then is it not even remotely appropriate. This article opens with, “Nothing screams white-girl problems louder than a good old-fashioned eating disorder.” First of all, to make the audacious statement that only “white girls” have eating disorders is both culturally insensitive and offensive.
Each and every one of these despicable reasons makes an eating disorder sound like a choice that is something to scoff at and make a joke of. It never once takes into account how dangerous and life-threatening eating disorders can be. Furthermore, presentations like this can have detrimental effects depending on who they are being read by, even if they think it is a joke. A joke should never be made at the expense of someone’s health.
This list goes on to site the following reasons: